The UNSC statement, written by the United Kingdom, did not condemn the putsch as envisaged in a first draft during an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
Official says it will take at least 15 days to rescue miners as debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tonnes. The miners have already spent 12 days buried under the rubble after explosion.
China's state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi says there is now an opportunity for the country and the US to "open a new window of hope".
If the mission is completed as planned, it would make China the third nation to have retrieved lunar samples after the United States and the Soviet Union.
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The operator of the express train to Hong Kong's airport has suspended service as anti-Beijing protesters gathered there following a day of violent clashes with police.
Authorities say rescue operation continues after a series of mudslides in the county's autonomous south-western Sichuan province buried people alive and levelled homes.
The US president linked a humane resolution to anti-Beijing protests to China trade deal in tweets as Hong Kong activists plan more mass rallies this weekend to show their movement maintains public support despite disruptive sit-in at the airport.
Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, said progress was made at talks in Vienna aimed at saving the nuclear deal but probably not enough to convince Tehran to change its decision to go over the deal's core atomic restrictions one by one.
China says it will push forward trade negotiations with the United States in the next 90 days while President Trump says he will place major tariffs if a deal cannot be reached.
The decision of the ruling Communist Party comes as President Xi Jinping nears the end of his first term. He will be formally elected to a second term at the annual meeting of China's parliament opening on March 5.
The explosion in the town of Xinmin in Shaanxi province destroyed or damaged dozens of nearby buildings, including a hospital.
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